IBM is packing off its Watson software to the health industry where it is going to be telling people what is wrong with them.
When it comes time to getting into shape, one of the biggest challenges for most people is accurately tracking and measuring fitness goals.
This week featured a plethora of music news, ranging from drama with record labels to anticipated albums.
A spacecraft really wouldn't be a great place to suffer from, say, salmonella poisoning - but new research indicates that microgravity and prolonged space flight could give unique advantages to germs.
Researchers have developed tiny electronic devices that can be used in medical implants and which melt right away when they're finished with.
Organic food isn't noticeably better for people's health, according to a meta-analysis of past studies carried out by Stanford University scientists.
A previously unsuspected chemical process in the Earth's atmosphere is creating sulfuric acid, known to have a significant impact on climate and human health.
Gene therapy has been used to increase the lifespan of mice by up to 24 percent - and improve their health at the same time.
A change in the social position of a rhesus macaque can affect the expression of nearly 1,000 genes, perhaps partly explaining why poorer people tend to have worse health outcomes.
The X PRIZE Foundation, together with Qualcomm Foundation, has announced a new $10 million prize: for anyone that can come up with a Star Trek-style medical 'tricorder'.
Extreme weather events over the last ten years have cost the US over $14 billion in health costs alone, researchers have calculated.
A study of Halloween makeup has discovered something horrific: there is heavy metal in some of the products, and it isn't the Megadeth or Kiss kind.
There's no need to worry about the effects of nanoparticles on human health, it appears - we've all been surrounded by them for years.
Even at low concentrations, carbon nanoparticles in the environment could damage human health, say medical researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Storing carbon dioxide underground poses little threat to health, scientists from the University of Edinburgh claim.
For smokers hoping to quit, the idea of a quick fix in the form of a "magic" vaccine seemed almost too good to be true. No patches, no gross nicotine gum, just a shot.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding an effort to 'reinvent the toilet'.
Sometimes Facebook is more than just a billion dollar timewaster. Every once and a while it can be used for something more important than narcissism.
If broken and not removed, a compact fluorescent light bulb can release enough mercury vapor to exceed safe limits, a research team has found.
Sometimes there are developments in technology that give you hope for the future. This is one of those developments.